The European Master of Science in Nematology (EUMAINE) is one of the Erasmus Mundus Master courses. The EUMAINE programme brings together some of the European leading Universities and Research Institutes active in Nematology and is offered by a network of 8 partners, consisting of 4 consortium partners and 4 supporting or satellite partners. Ghent University is the coordinating university.
The consortium partners are :
• Universiteit Gent, Belgium : coordinator
• Universität Bielefeld, Germany
• Universidade de Evora, Portugal
• Universidad de Jaén, Spain
The satellite partners are:
• Christian-Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany
• K.U. Leuven, Belgium
• Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK
• Universiteit Wageningen, The Netherlands
The aim of the course is to train students to become highly qualified nematologists with multidisciplinary knowledge in the diverse fields of Nematology through mobility to different Universities within Europe and with a well-integrated language and cultural experience.
The programme deals with fundamental as well as applied aspects of Nematology and concerns different groups of nematodes in all possible environments: natural soils, agricultural soils, aquatic sediments of freshwater, brackish or marine habitats, temperate and tropical regions.
EUMAINE is open to top–level students with a University Bachelor degree (requiring a minimum of 3 years study) in Agricultural sciences, Biology, Bioscience engineering or Environmental sciences.
Applicants with another degree but with experience or knowledge in one of these fields may be admitted to the course at the discretion of the EUMAINE Education Board on the basis of academic transcripts, CV and motivation.
The applicant must be proficient in the language of the course, i.e. English. Command of the English language is a very important criterion for admission. With the exception of those who have a diploma (Secondary Education, Academic Bachelor Degree, Master Degree) issued by an institution officially recognized by the Flemish Government, applicants must be able to prove their proficiency in English. There are 5 possibilities to supply this proof:
1. Proof that your mother tongue is English.
2. TOEFL certificate (the UGent TOEFL code is 2643). For specific details about the minimum total score required:
1. a minimum total score of 510 on the paper based test (PBT), or
2. a minimum total score of 87 on an internet based test (IBT).
3. IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 6.0
4. Proof of at least 1 year of comprehensive English-based instruction at a university or recognized equivalent.
5. Proof of a successful “Upper Intermediate Academic English” test : CEF level: B2 (Common European framework) of the language Center of Ghent University (UCT)
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